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San Diego State University employee tests positive for coronavirus, school says

Posted at 10:32 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 13:32:28-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A San Diego State University employee tested positive for COVID-19 and is recovering, according to school officials.

In a school-wide email sent Wednesday, SDSU officials said the employee is recovering at home and has not been on the campus in nearly two weeks, except for a brief time on March 17. The infected worker has been working from home, the school said.

“All SDSU community members suspected to have had any direct or indirect interactions with this individual have already been contacted, and they are receiving appropriate guidance,” school officials stated in the email.

Aside from the employee, two SDSU study abroad students who contracted the virus. No further information was released on the affected students.

Meanwhile, school officials are suspending all remaining events, including student events, for the rest of the school year. The decision was made in light of “ongoing restrictions prohibiting gatherings of people in San Diego County.”

School officials are encouraging campus clubs and organizations to transition meetings, events, and programs to online form.

SDSU’s Spring Break begins March 28, and school officials are urging students and staff to abide by any stay-at-home orders, practice safe social distancing, and reconsider any travel plans.